International Firebird Conference 2014
The Firebird Project is pleased to announce Firebird Conference 2014: The most important international event devoted to Firebird. The Firebird Conference 2014 will be a meeting point for all Firebird users and developers of Firebird. It's the best place to share and receive Firebird knowledge!
The main sponsors of the Firebird Conference are IBPhoenix
.The Firebird Conference 2014
will take place on October 24-25, 2014, in Prague, Czech Republic.Firebird Tour Seminar in Moscow, June 2, 2014
Firebird Project invites to the next "All About Transactions" seminar in the frames of Firebird Tour: next stop in Moscow, June 4, 2014.
More details are here (in Russian)
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Firebird Project is glad to announce Firebird Conference 2014: the most important international event devoted to FirebirdSQL. Firebird Conference 2014 will be a meeting point for all Firebird users and core developers of Firebird. It's the best place to share and receive FirebirdSQL knowledge!
Firebird Conference 2014 will be October 24-25, 2014, in Prague, Czech Republic, in Clarion Congress Hotel (see details about its location).
There will be 2 simultaneous flows in the conference, during 2 full days.
More details about the Conference can be found in http://firebirdsql.org/en/firebird-conference-2014/.
Latest version for Node C++ Module for Firebird from git
can be build on MacOSX fixing
Linking flags (against regular Firebird installation)
Active Record Firebird Adapter 0.8.8
is updated with a few cleanups
and fixes: Merge pull request
from Ray Zane: Use @config instead of @connection_params. Fix sequence name limit
Version 0.7.1 is on RubyGems
now. With following changes
and bug fixes: Fix naive rounding
logic affecting negative scaled values. Update for current rubygems, add license MIT like ar adapter, add rakefile. Fixes error: ‘isc_info_db_SQL_dialect’ undeclared (first use in this function) replaced in Firebird 3.0 and marked as deprecated from firebird 1.5.
Sparx Systems now has a fully intergrated
Firebird backend Database for its Enterprise Architect application
is an innovative, powerful and intuitive multiple database management tool, With it you can Browse objects, Design tables, Edit rows, Export data and Run queries with a consistent interface.
What's New (2014/05/02)
You're welcome to download the Database .NET right now at: http://fishcodelib.com/Database.htm
Free, All-In-One, Portable, Standalone (No Installation) and Multlanguage. Supported Platforms: Windows All (x86/x64)
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Alex Peshkov commented
in the fb-devel list that he plans to start working in a port of Firebird 3 for Android right after FB 3 Beta 1 is released. Beta 1 is supposed to be out in this quarter.
By default Firebird Classic
package uses openbsd-inetd
You can inspect the config cat /etc/inetd.conf the max number of connections per minute is 255 after nowait you can suffix this field with a period, followed by the maximum number of connections authorized per minute for example nowait.10000
localhost:gds_db stream tcp nowait.10000 firebird /usr/sbin/tcpd /usr/sbin/fb_inet_server
To switch to xinetd an easier to use and popular alternative
sudo apt-get install xinetd
This will stop openbsd-inetd and will start xinetd alternative You can inspect it with
There are a few issues
with default config and it will be cleaned in the next firebird-classic package versions. A good config should look like this
where i configured an unlimited numer of instances per source (also you can tweak the cps)
Download links and information on Jaybird wiki page
Dmitry Yemanov wrote
on Firebird-Devel mailing list:
We're getting closer to the v3.0 feature freeze which is going to happen this summer. Everything roadmapped for v3 but not implemented before the deadline will be postponed. The next-after-v3 release is likely to incorporate most of the postponed features, but there may be new features as well. So it makes sense to start discussing what could and should be done in the next version(s). We have a few months to collect the proposals, discuss technical details and make estimates about the required efforts.
This message is the invitation to both project members and users who closely follow the development. If you want to discuss something for potentially including into the new version(s), feel free to do that in separate threads. Please be prepared to protect your opinion and discuss the details, simple votes "I like feature X" don't count. A tracker ticket for the feature request is appreciated, please add its URL to your post.
Just for the reference, the top-voted tickets can be found here in jira
The ongoing results of the planning stage will be published on our website and scheduled for the next version(s) by the project admins.
Firebird Project invites you to the next "All About Transactions" seminar in the frames of Firebird Tour: next stop in Moscow, June 4, 2014. More details are here (in Russian)
Mezzanine 3.1.1 is released
and is considered stable with firebird driver
for Django 1.6.x Updated instruction for Firebird are here
Firebird backend for Django 1.6.x stable version (final) is released
on pypi (now with wheel support)
Microtec is pleased to annonce a new product for Firebird database mirroring, called CopyCat LiveMirror
. Based on our CopyCat replication engine, LiveMirror is a simple to use tool geared specifically towards setting up a mirror of your production database for failover / backup purposes. LiveMirror is easy to setup, reliable, and affordably priced at 49 EUR per licence.
For more information about LiveMirror, please have a look at our product page here
TurboBird 1.0.2 is released
as a stable version Changes: Adding Auto commit option. Minor bug fixes
Here in Tracker
is the current status of the Firebird bugfixing for the next releases Firebird 2.5.3 and Firebird 3.0 Beta 1
Paul Vinkenoog wrote on firebird docs
This is just to let you know that I'm making time available for the Language Reference this year. I'm working on the DML chapter
now, and I'm somewhere in the middle of the SELECT statement. All the others are finished (the other DML statements, that is — not the other chapters!)
I will do my utmost to have a "basic" Language Reference ready this year
, i.e. possibly without all the details on Dialect 1 and other things that people can hopefully live without for a while (or grab the IB6 LangRef
if they can't).
Once finished, updating it to Firebird 3 shouldn't be a hell of a job.
But it ain't finished yet.
pyfirebirdsql Version 0.9.3 is released
with alternate crypt
support for Windows and a few refactorings
pyfirebirdsql is included
now in FreeBSD ports collection
ADO.NET provider for Firebird 188.8.131.52 is ready
Hajime Nakagami created a Firebird SQL driver
for Go with support for Firebird 3.0 Auth protocol (SRP
) in pure golang
Management of Information Technology of the Federal Bailiff Service (FSSP) Russia announced
a new phase of implementation of the free software and "import information technology" — the appearance of their own GNU / Linux distribution called GosLinux.
GosLinux distribution is based on CentOS 6.4 and created by "Soft Red" in 2013 after a win of the Russian company in the competition for revision, implementation and maintenance of automated information systems for FSSP Russia. In the server infrastructure of the territorial distribution of the FSSP Russia CentOS was used since 2012, and now all units bailiff service can use a specialized system, which received a FSTEC certificate at the end of March.
Among the major software components of the distribution used in the FSSP Russia, referred to the: Apache Tomcat application server and "Red Soft"
database based on relational open source database Firebird. And another article here
ps: Sorry for google translation
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Vjacheslav V. Borisov wrote a tutorial
on how to build and debug PDO Firebird driver:
I noticed that there is too many bugs
open and too few developers who can do the work. And even this list
is almost dead. Don't know what is the cause of that, but may be it is just hard to start ? I recently written some patches for php — work, which I never done before. And i can say, this really not so hard, if you know C/C++ (or at least php?) and linux. Most troublesome work is to setup build environment, so i decided to write instruction how to patch, build and debug PHP extension, so may be more web developers can contribute to php.
Leyne, Sean asked on Firebird-devel
(You can read in that thread the details about problem requirements and proposed solutions)
Consider a large database (200GB, large tables with 450 Million rows
) which is running on a kick-a** server with pool of enterprise SSDs for storage (more IOPS then Firebird could ever use), which I need to extract data from on a regular basis throughout the day for use by an external BI system. During the business day, the database is Live with over 300 connections active with 1 million+ DB transactions
. I need to extract the BI data as a true "snapshot" of data (ensuring FKs are valid), in as short a timeframe as possible. Because runtime is critical, I want to break the extract process into logical pieces and run each piece is a separate process/thread (with its own connection) (aka run in parallel).
Discussion was on kde.devel.calligra
there is a need for Firebird driver implementation in Kexi
in the future. Any contributors for the new kexi driver
You can try to use the Firebird Database within LibreOffice which doesn't need Java. This feature is still marked as experimental. Firebird Databases are available since LibreOffice 4.2. (see the release notes
for further information To turn the experimental features on, you have to go to the Settings --> LibreOffice --> Advanced --> "Enable experimental features" (see screenshot bellow) Then you can uncheck
the Java from the same Dialog.
There are few components written in Java if you use them: The Wizards, Report Builder
, and Report Designer sub-components are written in Java. Full list of Java dependencies here
. Original question
and source is on ask.libreoffice.org To make Firebird Embedded default database in the new database dialog open Expert Configuration and change this key org.openoffice.Office.DataAccess/EmbeddedDatabases/DefaultEmbeddedDatabase/Value to sdbc:embedded:firebird
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Bugfixes include CHAR issues with InterBase and Firebird and a CAST error in MySQL.
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